Designed by Spanish Architect, Rafael Moneo, in 2012, the hotel's interior aesthetics combines the best of medieval beauty with modern minimalism. Mercer Restaurant boasts the original walls from Barcino, the ancient Roman colony that occupied Barcelona.
Luxury hotels in and near Barcelona are attracting visitors despite Spain’s economic woes ... a gothic gallery and part of the defensive wall of the Roman settlement of Barcino. Spanish über-architect Rafael Moneo was drafted in to create luminous.
Set directly behind the comparatively dated and more expensive Hotel Colon, in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, one of Barcelona's most desirable locations, a stone's throw from the cathedral and a short stroll from Plaza Catalunya, this unpretentious.
Here, I reveal my secret Barcelona. It's ironic to make your first stop in Barcelona the Plaça de la Vila de Madrid, but it's here that you will find a perfectly preserved Roman necropolis. Situated just off the noisy Ramblas, in Roman Barcino times it.